Janelle J.Geddes


Washington + 1.202.879.5423

Janelle Geddes represents commercial clients in civil litigation. Her practice focuses on complex cases involving antitrust and securities litigation. She has represented multinational companies in a variety of industries, including energy, credit reporting, and pharmaceuticals. Janelle has experience with many aspects of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, drafting pleadings and motions, arguing summary judgment motions, and preparing fact witnesses.

Janelle is currently involved in Jones Day's representation of a pharmaceutical company in class action litigation and state attorney general investigations, defending against antitrust and state consumer protection act claims. As part of this representation, she has worked extensively with electronic discovery.

Janelle is dedicated to pro bono service and has represented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, tenants facing eviction from public housing, and city council members who voted to remove Confederate statues. Janelle is currently representing an inmate bringing a civil rights lawsuit against a state.


  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.